Quest is dedicated to providing investors with strong absolute returns and hedging characteristics, particularly during periods of volatility expansion and fixed income and/or equity market corrections. Quest’s trading programs have a differentiated approach to classic trend following due to faster reactions to trend reversals and capturing price movements accentuated by skew or asymmetric risk present in markets. This allows Quest’s programs to benefit when tail risk is most likely to materialize. Quest’s programs are a portfolio diversifier and can act as a hedge to traditional portfolios, hedge fund portfolios and portfolios of CTAs, particularly during periods of crisis.
Quest continues to focus on research and creating new models. Models are built to maximize volatility expansion potential while capturing large trends. In today’s Central Bank influenced, crowded, and low volatility environment, models are adapted and created to extract value without losing their high return potential.
For the AlphaQuest UCITS Fund, Quest employs its systematic trading process across multiple asset classes in over 80 liquid global futures markets including commodities*, currencies, equity indices and fixed income.
Director of Research
Brian Brugman is the Director of Research at Quest, spea... See all
Brian Brugman is the Director of Research at Quest, spearheading the firm’s research and investment strategy development. Mr. Brugman joined Quest in June 2021 after spending fourteen years at AllianceBernstein where he played a leading role in the construction of the firm’s systematic macro investment capabilities. At AllianceBernstein, Mr. Brugman was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager on the Multi-Asset Solutions team, having managed the firm’s Systematic Macro strategies since their inception. Mr. Brugman holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. in Physics and Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Riverside.
Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Nigol Koulajian is the Founder and Chief Investment Offi... See all
Nigol Koulajian is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Quest. Mr. Koulajian founded Quest in March 2001 to pursue his passion for quantitative investment research and strategy development, which he has focused on from the beginning of his career in the early 1990's. After lengthy research, Mr. Koulajian identified specific strategies using proprietary techniques that have been continuously enhanced over the past nineteen years and became the basis for the growth of Quest. The firm, which is based in New York, manages $1.8 billion in assets and employs twenty-two people as of June 2021.
In 2002, Mr. Koulajian started the NOK Foundation, which is committed to promoting the study and practice of yoga and meditation globally. Mr. Koulajian has acted as a board member of the Omega Institute and David Lynch Foundation. Mr. Koulajian earned an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and a BS in electrical engineering from Notre Dame.
Systematic short term momentum strategy and seeks to hedge tail risk.
Differentiation to classical trend following with a focus on positive skew.
Looking for volatility expansion for better hedging characteristics and Alpha generation.
Waystone Investment Management (IE) Limited, 23 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55, Ireland is licensed to provide Investment Management services to Professional Clients (including Collective Investment Schemes) by the Central Bank of Ireland.
MontLake UCITS Platform ICAV is an umbrella open-ended Irish collective asset-management vehicle with segregated liability between Funds formed in Ireland under the Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015 and authorised by the Central Bank as a UCITS pursuant to the UCITS Regulations.
The Manager of MontLake UCITS Platform ICAV is Waystone Fund Management (IE) Limited, a company regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
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